The flakey bark of Cornus mas on a maturing tree
The flakey bark of Cornus mas on a maturing tree
The bright red fruit of Cornus mas
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Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry

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The Cornelian Cherry gives a very long period of interest.

This pretty tree was Introduced in the late 1890s and won the Award of Merit in 1929. The Cornelian Cherry is a native of central and southern Europe and gives a very long period of interest.

This small growing, compact, tree has small yellow flowers that appear in February from the bare stems putting on a stunning display of colour in an otherwise gloomy month of the year!

The bright red, cherry-like fruits are edible, and the leaves turn a delightful reddish purple in autumn.

Cornus mas is often grown as a multi-stem bush, however we have managed to raise ours on a single stem to 1.8m with a well balanced and compact crown meaning it can be used for higher level planting in gardens and parkland.

The Cornelian Cherry is a tough contender and will tolerate most soil conditions, being compact, it is useful where space is at a premium and breadth of year round interest is paramount.

Mature height: 3-7m

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Cornelian Cherry
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